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Arctic Floor (Gerry Gallen #1)

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Move over Matthew Reilly! Australian writer Mark Aitken has produced a high-octane thriller guaranteed to steal the literary spotlight.

In Arctic Floor, Gerry Gallen is searching for peace after years serving as a captain in the US Marines Special Forces. But when he agrees to lead a team of former soldiers looking after the personal security of an eccentric oil billionaire
Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Arena (first published January 1st 2011)
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Debut novel Arctic Floor by Aussie author Mark Aitken is excellent. Full of action, very fast paced, and keeping you on the edge of your seat till the very last page!

Gerry Gallen was a US Marine in the special forces, having recently returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He returned to his father's farm, Sweet Clover, to try to find some peace, and return to 'normal'. But it wasn't meant to be! He discovered his father had been drinking the profits of the farm away, and they were in
Tyson Adams
There is nothing quite like a marketing executive, especially when they work in publishing. These are the people who come up with the fantastic ideas like: dog on the cover because dogs sell books, no dogs in the book; bright and cheery cover art, book about a serial killer; quotes recommending the book by famous authors, authors that have the same publisher. In this case the marketing department came up with a brilliant idea: Matthew Reilly is an Australian author who sells a lot of books, let' ...more
great thriller! i think it's much better than Matthew Reilly's books as it is more realistic, detailed, topical and complex. like clive custler stories, reilly's books are more a comic book style (still fun). Arctic Floor has many fewer plotholes (where the characters act out of character to artificially create more suspense) than most thrillers. i sure hope Mark Aitken writes many more like this as i would like to become a regular reader.
Nathanael (Boehm) Coyne
Mark is no Matthew Reilly. Arctic Floor was slow to start with a protagonist who seems (view spoiler). The team of four who are the core of the plot weren't developed enough to be memorable and I still wanted to finish reading the story, but overall I was underwhelmed.
Good in bits, boring in bits.
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